Department of Psychiatry is responsible for training undergraduates in Psychiatry and mental health. Staff members of the department provide honorary clinical services to the University Psychiatry Unit of Teaching Hospital Karapitiya. This unit consists of acute psychiatric in patient unit and outpatient services in General adult Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and the Child & adolescence Psychiatry. It is a recognized Postgraduate training centre in Psychiatry, General Medicine and Family Medicine. Training of other health professionals in mental health is also done by the members of the department. Services also include psychological assessments and research related to Psychiatry and Psychology.


To excel in undergraduate and postgraduate education , novel reseach and patient care in the field of mental health


To impart upto date knowledge, skills and healthy attitudes in undergraduate and postgraduate trainees to deliver holistic humane and integrated care to enhance mental wellbeing of the patients, promote research and deliver optimal clinical care in the field of mental health.